Tuesday 14 April 2015


Almost on a roll, two postings in a week!!  Lets see how long this lasts.

Well, had a lovely day today, the sun has been shining and we went for a lovely walk with the dogs.  They're now stretched out sleeping - and smelling to be honest. I'm now catching up on Poldark - smashing chap wouldn't you say. Smashing.

Now then, be still my beating heart and get back to the crafting...

Tags, that was it.  Tags.  So, this is a piece I did for Crafts Beautiful a little while ago, but I thought I would take photos so you could see it in greater detail.

I used a MDF tag from The Dreamees, fantastic value for money, and really easy to decorate.  I also used one of the Dreamees CDs for the papers.  I printed a couple of sheets off and glued one to the bottom, the other to the top.  I applied paint to the edges and the sides of the MDF.

I then stamped, using a Dreamees stamp, once on the MDF piece, again on white card, and then onto a scrap of the pink poldark....sorry, POLKA DOT paper :) I cut out the bottles and glued them over the top of my image.  I cut out the rose and leaf, and popped them aside for a moment, and then I cut out just the labels from the polka dot paper.

The bottles and rose were coloured in using Spectrum Aqua pens,

Next I tied some of the Dreamees lace around the tag, and added some jute cord for that natural finish.  I stamped a butterfly which I cut out and glued to the boy, together with the With Love banner, which I stamped onto plain card and inked the edges.

I decoupaged the rose onto my tag, overlapping the lace.  I used Pinflair glue to attach the rose.  I then added my finishing touches.  I used glaze on the bottles, and added a little sprinkle of mica flakes to add a subtle sheen.

I love making things like this, they are easy, and make a brilliant gift idea.

Okay, back to Poldark - maybe I should just watch it again in case I missed anything.


julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous tag Leonie love the detail and design.
Hugs Julie xxx

val rich said...

Love the tag and Poldark.

Love Val

Unknown said...

Love it Leonie, keep up the blogging, we love to hear what you've been up to xx😃😃🎨🎨

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Tag Leonie!

I love what you've done, it's such a beautiful creation.

I've never watched Poldark, but a friend at work recommended it so I think I have a bit of catching up to do.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Anonymous said...

Aww, the tag's FABULOUS Leonie! I particularly like the big glitter flakes at the bottom of the bottles. It makes them 'feel' rounded and full of magic stuff.

Keep on blogging ... it's really great to hear from you.
Crafty hugs ~ Cobs. x

Unknown said...

Aiden Turner - the new poldark was also the Vampyre in Being Human (the UK version - best one before they changed the characters)

on the craft front, mica flakes at the bottom of the bottles is great, I have loads of these and keep thinking what to do with them?

jen the crazy crafter said...

Hi Leonie. Glad to see you using the Dreamees MDF products as I am a huge fan of theirs. Love this tag x